~ 2023 Debut Poets Events This Summer ~
~ 2023 Debut Poets Events This Summer ~
Emily Cordes is a Brooklyn, NY-based actress, writer, theatre-maker, and arts marketer/fundraiser. She hails from Pittsburgh, PA and is a graduate of Smith College and Columbia University. She has performed in various plays, films, and web productions throughout the tri-state area, and co-created devised theatre with such groups as No Dominion Theatre Company and The Laboratory of Soul.
Emily is a founding member of the feminist theatre group Tapestry Collective. In this role, she has co-written, produced, and performed in several devised plays, including “StellaMaris” (2017) and "#SoSadSoSexy” (2022); the latter of which was made possible with support from the Puffin Foundation, premiered Off-Broadway to sold-out houses at The Tank in NYC, and received positive press from such online publications as StageBuddy and Thinking Theater NYC. In October 2020 she co-produced "NYSeeing 2020," an evening of virtual monologues to benefit the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and the Artist Relief Fund, and performed in the showcase as Theodora in Fengar Gael's "Bat Scat Fever."
Emily has been a featured guest on the 105 Way and Poets of The East podcasts, and has hosted and facilitated Tarot & poetry workshops for such online platforms as Phynnecabulary, Poetry Global Network, and The Word Is Write. She is a staff writer for the blog Theatre Is Easy, and her articles and theatre reviews have been featured in Howlround, CultureBot, and The Theatre Times. Her debut poetry collection, "Armful of Poppies," was published by Read or Green Books in 2021, and her poem "Burn" was featured in the anthology "Love Letters to Gaia." (Eds. Mirelle Crocco, Nick Correa, et al). She is a former employee of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and frequents their online and in-person Open Mics.
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Marissa Prada is a poet, author, spoken word artist, and publisher from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Marissa began journaling in high school to cope with teenage stress and trauma. Poetry is the heart of her passion for the past 20 plus years and has seen her through surviving death twice in her life. She has been a featured reader for multiple local and international events. Her work ranges from social justice issues, to humorous parody pieces, to sensual and sexy erotica.
Marissa hosts weekly online open mics at The Word is Write, and has hosted live in person at the Nuyorican Poets Café in New York City. She has recently been a featured reader at the NYC Poetry Festival.
Marissa is the founder of Read or Green Books, a female-forward press that publishes many debut poetry collections. Her press has published over 50 books in the last three years.
She authors "Poetography505" on Facebook and is the Co-Founder and Creative Director for "The Word is Write" on Facebook & Instagram. Marissa is a member of the New Mexico State Poetry Society, and a founding member of the worldwide women’s poetry group, Tesoro.
She has been included in We Don’t Break We Burn, poems of resilience, Milk and Honey, Touching Tongues, a Women’s Erotic Anthology, Out Loud, an LGBTQ Literary Art Anthology, as well as multiple international poetry anthologies, magazines, and journals.
Her current collections of poetry, If Stories Could Save Us, Butterflies and Lies, along with her first book, Conversations with Grief, are available for purchase through Read or Green Books.
Pelle Zingel is an author and artist from Sønderborg in Denmark. Pelle is a self-taught artist. When Pelle is writing and performing, he uses real life experiences and his skills as an actor to create different emotions & art. Through his artistic skills, he wants to be a sound and a lighthouse which shines and echoes around the world. Pelle has his poetry published in anthologies in Denmark and the USA. Pelle has performed his poetry in Denmark, Germany ,and online in New York.
Mental Harddisk X-rays is a poetry collection written in English and Danish by Pelle Zingel. 43 poems in English and the same 43 poems in Danish. The poetry collection is a mix of mysterious, dramatic, sorrowful, hope, happy - poems. It's x-rays of words created by many thoughts from a poetic mind.
Mental Harddisk X-rays is written so the people who are reading this book, can see themselves in the book. They will recognize the feelings. People know how it feels being happy, scared, sad, how it feels going through pain, how it feels having dreams, how it feels having hopes for the future. Mental Harddisk X-rays is written with personal space for the feelings, thoughts and fantasy.
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Richard W. Spisak Jr. began his work as a professional artist in the studio of Mel Tanner of Lumonics, studying performance Light art. Then Richard worked with the Lumist Kenvin Lyman of Dazzleland Studios, who had earned the very first Doctorate of Lumia granted by the Sorbonne. Richard worked at the Miami Space Transit Planetarium during the production and debut of the MARTIAN (Viking) LANDER SHOW. Richard earned a BROADCAST Engineering License and later studied Digital Electronics. He's performed as a LIGHT ARTIST in Planetariums and toured as a LASER ARTIST in both North and South Americas.
Richard has been a Writer/Producer/Director in Live theatre, TV, RADIO, and the WEB. His political and ANTI-WAR essays have been published in volumes for three decades. He has published two short story collections the first, "Two Small Windows, in a Pair of Mirror Doors," a collection of stories about Aliens, Ashrams, and Gurus, and his second collection, including both fiction and non-fiction, is entitled “Between the Silences." It has been lauded from Asia to the Americas. His new poetry collection is scheduled to be published this summer, is entitled “STONE POETRY."
In 2022 Richard published the poetry he has been performing for the last decade in a volume entitled "7370 Allen Drive". Since 2022 Richard has been producing an International Literary webcast entitled “POETS of the East”. It has just wrapped up its fifth season, "Poets of the East," featuring poets from Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
Now living in the mountains of Tennessee
POETS OF THE EAST: https://NewMercuryMedia.com/poe.html
Two Small Windows in a pair of mirror doors
Between the Silences: http://betweenthesilences.com
7370 Allen Drive: 7370 Allen Drive - Rick
My Multimedia Art Work
PNN- Progressive News Network - Produced by News Director Rick Spisak (newmercurymedia.com)
Sarah Erin is an LGBTQ+ love and mental health poet. She resides in New York City with her three cats. Her writing continues to take new forms as she experiments with different mediums to express herself creatively.
"Sarah is one of the rare poets who can capture the commonly known magic of love, translate it to the written word, and create something entirely fresh and new. "Behind Her City Eyes" takes readers to a place both familiar and unexplored, comforting, and exhilarating." -Tori Lutz
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